Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Australia Council steps away from supporting youth theatre

Australia Council steps away from supporting youth theatre
December 14, 2015

The latest round of Australia Council grants appears to have moved away from supporting youth theatre with 10 of 13 youth performing arts companies losing funding.

Within funding in the Australia Council’s September grants round, announced last Thursday, of the 13 youth performing arts organisations that applied for 2016 funding, only three – Corrugated Iron Youth Arts Projects, Northern Territory; St Martins Youth Arts Centre, Victoria and Powerhouse Youth Theatre, NSW – were successful.

Following the cancellation of funding rounds earlier in the year as a result of the now-amended National Program for Excellence in the Arts (NPEA), the September round was highly competitive.

Of almost 1,700 applications submitted, only 290 were successful.

As a result, 10 youth theatre companies now have no Australia Council funding in 2016. These are: Backbone Youth Arts, Queensland;  Canberra Youth Theatre; Cirkidz, South Australia; Courthouse Youth Arts, Geelong, Victoria; Outback Theatre for Young People, NSW; Platform Youth Theatre, Victoria; Riverland Youth Theatre, Australia; Shopfront, NSW; Southern Edge Arts, Western Australia and Western Edge Arts, Victoria.

These companies were previously supported through the Australia Council Theatre Board’s Youth Program Fund. However, following the Australia Council’s 2015 restructure, the Youth Program Fund was merged with the wider pool of theatre funding, requiring youth arts companies to compete with the entire theatre sector for funding.

The loss of more than $70 million of Australia Council funding to support the Ministry for the Arts’ new Catalyst fund has reduced the overall amount of funding available, having a further impact on the youth theatre sector.

Image: Canberra Youth Theatre/Facebook.

13th December 2015 - AUSTRALIA COUNCIL ANNOUNCES $10.4 MILLION IN ARTS FUNDING

28th August 2015 - AUSTRALIA COUNCIL REPORT EXPLAINS WAYS FOR AUSTRALIAN AUDIENCES TO EXPERIENCE MORE INDIGENOUS ART

22nd June 2015 - $1.7 MILLION FOR REGIONAL ARTS IN AUSTRALIA COUNCIL’S NEW GRANTS PROGRAM

16th June 2015 - AUSTRALIA COUNCIL ANNOUNCES FIRST RESULTS OF NEW GRANTS MODEL

23rd March 2015 - TANTRUM THEATRE GETS FUNDING BOOST

19th August 2014 - AUSTRALIA COUNCIL INTRODUCES SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO GRANT FUNDING


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

TECHNOGYM AUSTRALIA

Technogym is the leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field all over the world. With 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., South America, Asia  and Australia, Technogym exports its…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Ecoline

Ecoline is a highly experienced and skilled company that offers world-first technology in safety, protects the environment and provides a unique and challenging custom-made adventure and educational…

read more

Attractions / Environment / Safety / Tourism

 
 

Neptune Benson

Neptune Benson is a manufacturer of high quality water filtration and disinfection products for the recreational, industrial, and municipal water markets. With more than 20,000 installations…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation

 
 

LINKS MODULAR SOLUTIONS

Links Modular Solutions are a leading provider of high-quality, innovative software solutions for leisure facilities. Our software suite includes modules such as POS, Classes, Members, Facility…

read more

Access / Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

GreeneDesk

Track. Engage. Retain GreeneDesk is a suite of cloud based software solutions helping health clubs, leisure centres and swim schools to effectively track progression, improve customer engagement and…

read more

Aquatics / Billing / Education / Fitness / Technology

 
 

HTS Group Ltd

HTS Group Ltd provides a complete design, system integration, installation and maintenance package to the transportation, traffic engineering, parking and sports timing industries in New Zealand,…

read more

Aquatics / Events / Sport / Technology

 
 

Augmented Creative

Augmented Creative is an open organization of like-minded and highly dedicated, creative people who conceive, plan and execute visual solutions. We pursue new and innovative visual ideas to help…

read more

Arts / Attractions / Consultants / Design / Tourism

 
 

AUSFIT

Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…

read more

Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business